Nominations have been released for the 2012 Japan Cup, which will take place at Tokyo Racecourse this Sunday November 25, 2012.
Worth close to $6 million in prize money, the 2012 Japan Cup has attracted nominations from 17 horses.
Amongst the 2012 Japan Cup nominations is Jakkalberry, who placed third in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse last start.
Jakkalberry placed third in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup last start and will be out to go two better in the 2012 Japan Cup.
The Storming Home entire has won ten of his 26 race starts and has earned more than $1.2 million in prize money during his horse racing career.
Jakkalberry won the American St Leger Stakes earlier this preparation and will be hoping to recapture his winning form in the 2012 Japan Cup.
The galloper is part owned by Australian interests and finished 13th in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup prior to his Melbourne Cup placing.
Mount Athos is also included in the 2012 Japan Cup nominations.
The five-year-old also competed in the Melbourne Cup last start, where he finished fifth.
Mount Athos has won seven of his 21 race starts and has earned close to $400,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
Trained by Luca Cumani, Mount Athos will be looking for her first win in Japan this weekend.
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2012 Japan Cup Nominations
|2012 rating||Horse Name||Sex & Age||Trained|
|122||Tosen Jordan (JPN)||H6||Japan|
|121||Eishin Flash (JPN)||H5||Japan|
|119||Jaguar Mail (JPN)||H8||Japan|
|118||Jakkalberry (IRE)||H6||Great Britain|
|118||Mount Athos (IRE)||G5||Great Britain|
|117||Beat Black (JPN)||H5||Japan|
|117||Dark Shadow (JPN)||H5||Japan|
|116||Red Cadeaux (GB)||G6||Great Britain|
|116||Sri Putra (GB)||H6||Great Britain|
|113||Oken Bruce Lee (JPN)||H7||Japan|
|112||Meisho Kampaku (JPN)||H5||Japan|
|112||Rose Kingdom (JPN)||H5||Japan|